|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jacques Pecquery|
|• Land1||9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||300/km2 (780/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80373 / 80220|
|Elevation||19–126 m (62–413 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Gamaches is situated on the D1015, on the banks of the Bresle River, the border with Seine-Maritime, some 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Abbeville.
Huge lakes to the west of the town are a paradise for naturalists, anglers and water sports enthusiasts.
- 1471 Louis XI and the Burgundians wage war in and around the town. A year or so later, Charles the Bold ravaged Picardy in the continuing battle with Burgundy. The plague decimated not only the troops but also the local populace.
- Gamache has, for a long time, been linked with the manufacture of glass.
|From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The war memorial
- The thirteenth century church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, with its flamboyant gothic tower, is the result of successive architectural influences.
- The old railway line, opened in 1872 and closed in 1993 
- The lakes
- War memorial (French)
- Agence Régionale du Patrimoine de Picardie (French)
- S.A.Saint-Martin Glass Bottle factory (French)
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